Lack of vitamin D is a precurser to autoimmune diseases and a litany of health problems for our body and brain. We can control this and can make the necessary changes quickly.
Are you in one or more of these “types?”
- People who limit sun exposure (Do you work in an office – home or away – all day?)
Getting 10 to 20 minutes of sun exposure every day helps you convert some forms of inactive vitamin D into a precursor that becomes active vitamin D, which has a huge beneficial effect on your cardiovascular and immune systems. And that has the RealAge effect of making you more than a year younger.
Vitamin D deficiency is a really bad thing: Decades (not centuries) ago most people worked outside and we absorbed 10,000-20,000 IU of vitamin D in about 15 minutes. (Today the FDA only requires 200-400IU as a daily supplement requirement!)
- If you are overweight (Vit. D is absorbed by fat cells which can lead to low levels in the body)
- If you have dark skin ( the more melanin in your skin, the more reduced your ability to produce vitamin D)
- Vegetarians ( a vegetarian diet is low in vitamin D because it is found mostly in egg yolk, fish ,fish oil and beef liver)
- People with autoimmune diseases like hypo and hyper-thyroidism.
Find a thyroid health practitioner to give you the right blood and other lab panels and who can read them correctly to help you.
If you have no thyroid problem (and you’re sure of it) get a lab panel done anyway and make sure this isn’t a problem due to the lack of appropriate levels of D and D3 that affect your brain and body health.